Sanjay  Gulati

Sanjay Gulati

Adult, Adolescent, Child Psychiatrist, MD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Cambridge Accepting In-person
Updated September 22, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD (Attention-deficit/learning disability)
  • Chronic pain
  • Complex diagnostic challenges
  • Complex medication challenges
  • Disability
  • Identity development
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Dr. Sanjay Gulati is a psychiatrist in Cambridge, Massachusetts specializing in learning disabilities, couples counseling, and family conflicts, especially in the context of navigating cross-cultural challenges. He is an expert in supporting children, adolescents, and young adults on the autism spectrum and members of the deaf and heard of hearing communities. With a focus on socially oriented therapies, he works closely with his clients in providing guidance around developing social skills, navigating relationships with family and peers, and learning to practice self-acceptance. He also enjoys working with couples, taking an engaged approach to help both partners resolve conflicts and better understand each other.

Dr. Gulati’s style is nuanced and individually tailored to each client's and couple’s circumstances. He utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, and mindfulness practices, while offering the convenience of both talk therapy and medication management when appropriate.

Drawing from personal experience and academic work in deafness and hearing loss, Dr. Gulati has a deep understanding of the challenges around one’s body changing or being different from others'. He understands that people are much more than their medical diagnoses, and he is excited to help his clients look beyond labels to explore their narrative and embrace their unique identity.

Message to clients

I believe I am a capable general psychiatrist, but with 26 years of specialized practice and academic work in deafness and hearing loss, I feel I have specific things I can offer those patients who need them: an understanding of what it means for one's body to change or to be different from that of others; an appreciation for the layered complexity of experience, from biological (say, anxiety) to cultural (say, a culture's specific expectations for what should and shouldn't make one anxious); an appreciation of child psychiatric conditions that affect adults too—attention deficit, learning disability, autism spectrum; a special awareness of the difficulty of establishing oneself as an independent human being; and, an interest and expertise in unraveling complex diagnostic puzzles and their associated medication choices.


ADHD (Attention-deficit/learning disability) - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain

Complex diagnostic challenges - Evaluating if one is truly mentally ill and deciding what is the correct diagnosis

Complex medication challenges - Prescribing and optimizing medication regimens

Disability - Including social, communication, and behavioral challenges related to autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and ADHD

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Sanjay Gulati is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $350 (60min)
  • Initial session: $350 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing


Cambridge practice
875 Massachusetts Avenue, 7th floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8:00am-11:00am
  • Sat 12:00om-6:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8:00am-11:00am
  • Sat 12:00om-6:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2000 - Present
Boston Children’s Hospital, Active Staff, 1994 - Present
Cambridge Hospital, Active Staff, 1994 - Present
Harvard Medical School, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School, Fellowship
Albany Medical College, Residency

Eastern Virginia Medical School, MD
University of Virginia, BS


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